Version 1 Belfast

Employer Brand Manager

Department: Business Operations- HR & Finance


Bradley Hall

Company Description

Version 1 has celebrated over 26 years in the Technology industry and continues to be trusted by global brands to deliver IT solutions that drive customer success. Version 1 has several strategic technology partners including Microsoft, AWS, Oracle, Red Hat, OutSystems and Snowflake. We’re also an award-winning employer reflecting how employees are at the heart of Version 1.

We’ve been awarded: Innovation Partner of the Year Winner 2023 Oracle EMEA Partner Awards, Global Microsoft Modernising Applications Partner of the Year Award 2023, AWS Collaboration Partner of the Year - EMEA 2023 and Best Workplaces for Women by Great Place To Work in UK and Ireland 2023.

As a consultancy and service provider, Version 1 is a digital-first environment and we do things differently. We’re focused on our core values; using these we’ve seen significant growth across our practices and we are preparing for the next phase of expansion. This creates new opportunities for driven and skilled individuals to join one of the fastest-growing consultancies globally.

Job Description

We are searching for an experienced and hands-on Employer Branding Manager to build a unique employer brand and recruitment marketing strategy globally, with a particular focus on the UK, Ireland, USA, and India. This person will be an accomplished employer brand builder who understands how to articulate an attractive Employer Value Proposition (EVP) that connects Version 1 to the best talent, making it stand out while appreciating the nuances of working in a technology services business where our people are our differentiators.

  • Develop and execute a comprehensive employer brand strategy aligned with business objectives. This should be continuously evaluated and refined based on feedback and market dynamics.
  • Shape and drive Version 1’s EVP, building a lasting employer brand that captures Version 1’s DNA to attract top talent and drives an internal culture of pride.
  • Delivery of brand awareness as an employer of choice through targeted marketing campaigns, localised events, careers-focused digital marketing and other initiatives.
  • Collaborate with talent acquisition teams to develop realistic and compelling job descriptions and recruitment collateral.
  • Foster employee engagement and advocacy, empowering staff to become brand ambassadors and encouraging a power surge of culture through our values and goals.
  • Establish key performance indicators to measure the effectiveness of employer branding initiatives, working to budget.
  • Provide ongoing ROI of programmes using a data approach - analysing metrics and generating insights to inform decision-making and optimise future strategies.
  • Partner with internal stakeholders and external partners to ensure alignment and support for employer branding efforts and share stories of our culture, people, and ambition in the right way to different audiences.
  • Stay informed about emerging trends and tools in employer branding and talent acquisition to drive innovation.
  • Manage resources efficiently, including budget allocation, tools and choice of partners needed to deliver direct impact and results.
  • Manage submissions for tier I global employer recognition awards to highlight our strengths and unique USP.
  • Experience in managing submissions for tier I global employer recognition awards to highlight the organisation's strengths and unique selling propositions.
  • Proficiency in establishing key performance indicators (KPIs) to measure the effectiveness of employer branding initiatives. 
  • Track record of strong collaboration skills with talent acquisition teams to develop realistic and compelling recruitment collateral.
  • Demonstrable employer brand or marketing experience and has successfully managed employer brand strategy and deliverables previously within the Technology Industry.
  • Experience in shaping and driving Employer Value Proposition (EVP) to create a lasting employer brand that reflects the company's DNA and attracts top talent.
  • Decisive and has gravitas, able to prioritise the most impactful activities using data to inform decisions and excels at working on multiple projects with diverse stakeholder groups.
  • Excellent influencing and relationship-building skills, comfortable as a business partner to talent acquisition teams and marketing and experienced in navigating large, fast-growing organisations.
  • Proven ability in high-quality, accurate and original content creation and marketing disciplines required to amplify a strong EVP.
  • Experience of employer brand or marketing experience within three of the following areas UK, Ireland, USA, or India.
Additional Information

Location: This role can be delivered in a hybrid nature from one of these offices Dublin, Belfast, Birmingham, Manchester, Edinburgh or London.

At Version 1, we believe in providing our employees with a comprehensive benefits package that prioritises their well-being, professional growth, and financial stability.

One of our standout advantages is the ability to work with a hybrid schedule along with business travel, allowing our employees to strike a balance between work and life. We also offer a range of tech-related benefits, including an innovative Tech Scheme to help keep our team members up-to-date with the latest technology.

We prioritise the health and safety of our employees, providing private medical and life insurance coverage, as well as free eye tests and contributions towards glasses. Our team members can also stay ahead of the curve with incentivized certifications and accreditations, including AWS, Microsoft, Oracle, and Red Hat.

Our employee-designed Profit Share scheme divides a portion of our company's profits each quarter amongst employees. We are dedicated to helping our employees reach their full potential, offering Pathways Career Development Quarterly, a programme designed to support professional growth.

"Strong focus on the core values and really live by them in everything they do"
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Our Head of People Louise Lahiff explains why Version 1 could be the match for you

Award-Winning Employee Focus

    IRELAND (2012-2023)
    UK (2019-2023)
    INDIA (2022-2023)
    EUROPE (2022)
    IRELAND & UK (2022-2023)

Wired to Deliver

Every decision we make is governed by six core values. They are simply stated, non-negotiable and ever present.

Honesty and Integrity
Telling customers what they need to hear – not what they want to hear.
Personal Commitment
Being accountable and keeping commitments
No Ego
Having an open, helpful and ‘No Job Too Small’ attitude.
Customer First
Actively seeking customer feedback to understand your business.
Good enough is never our objective. We solve tough problems and make innovative suggestions.
Our customers are accustomed to working with driven, results focused Version 1 people.

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